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Jefferson County teenager killed when snowmobile hits ditch, tree
MONTAGUE, N.Y. -- A Jefferson County teenager was killed Sunday morning after he lost control of a snowmobile, which struck a tree on the side of a trail in Lewis County, state police said.
Jefferson County committee approves new law on solar farm taxes
Dec. 08--WATERTOWN -- The Jefferson County Legislature Finance and Rules committee on Tuesday approved an amendment to a law on wind turbines, expanding it to cover solar projects as well.
At least two hurt in Mexico crash involving two vehicles, farm tractor
MEXICO, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - At least two people were sent to area hospitals Monday evening following a crash in the Oswego County Town of Mexico. Oswego County 911 dispatchers tell NewsChannel 9 the call went out around 6:30pm along Route 3 by Cornell Road. Route 3 was closed between Munger Hill Road a
Cop Logs: Sheriff’s Office 12/10/2018
On 11/29/18 at 8:56 a.m., Joshua D. Bouck, 23, of 60 Wayne St., Mexico, was operating a 2002 Mercury south on Parkhurst Road in the town of Scriba reportedly attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Miner Road when the vehicle collided with a 2012 Chrysler traveling west and being operated by Shanno
50 Children 'Shop With A Cop'
Shop with a Cop returns to Jefferson County. This past Saturday, about 50 children went on a shopping spree at Walmart in Watertown. They partnered with officials from 19 different law enforcement agencies, including state police, county sheriffs, and corrections officers.
Jefferson County under travel advisory
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office has issued a travel advisory for the county that will remain in place until further notice. A narrow band of lake effect snow across the area is causing limited visibility in spots. If travel is absolutely necessary, the sheriff’s office recommends using extra c
Watertown man shoved woman to ground, stole her cell phone, police say
WATERTOWN, NY — Jason A. Foster, 20, of 23 Maywood Terrace, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 12:36 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, with third-degree robbery, a felony, petit larceny and second-degree harassment.
What To Do About That Watertown Fence & The City Code
Watertown officials are trying to find a solution to concerns related to a fence built by Franklin Street resident Brett Belfield. "In a perfect world, we would love to find something that would make everybody happy," said Watertown City Manager Rick Finn.
Hallett Out As LeRay Town Justice
Watertown lawyer John W. Hallett has resigned from his post as a Town of LeRay justice. Town supervisor Ron Taylor confirmed the resignation Monday. Taylor said it was submitted about two weeks ago, and is effective at the end of December. He said Hallett had a year left to serve in his term as just
County ranks first in drunk driving death risk
OSWEGO — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows Oswego County as the only county in New York to appear in the top ten for number of fatal DUIs, percentage of fatal DUI accidents and number of fatal DUI accidents per 10,000 residents — making Oswego the county with the highest risk
What happened overnight? Police blotter report for Sunday, Dec. 9
Need a local attorney? NNYLawyers.com JeffersonScanner.com. Chelsea T. Barnett, 26, of 207 Creekwood Dr., Apt. 3, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 11:26 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at her residence with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony. Ms. Barnett is accused of causing damage to a A
Watertow woman accused of pouring whiskey on man’s laptop computer
WATERTOWN, NY — Chelsea T. Barnett, 26, of 207 Creekwood Dr., Apt. 3, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 11:26 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at her residence with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony.
LeRay man’s BAC was 0.24% during traffic stop, deputies say
EVANS MILLS, NY — James R. Kidney, 29, of 25965 Little Owl Court, Evans Mills, was charged by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies at 11:23 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 25744 Route 11 in the town of LeRay with aggravated driving while intoxicated and failure to obey a traffic control device.
High school basketball roundup: Bacon’s 37 points guide Red Raiders over Warriors, 71-69
OGDENSBURG — Tyler Bacon connected for 37 points as Massena went to overtime to defeat Indian River, 71-69, in a nonleague boys basketball game Saturday at Ogdensburg Free Academy.
Woman violated order of protection by scratching man’s face, police say
WATERTOWN, NY — Michelle R. Ricks, 45, of 24097 Route 12, Apt. 11, Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 10:12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at 423 Prospect St. with aggravated criminal contempt and second-degree harassment.
Myth vs. Fact: A Look at the Oswego County Child Support Collection Program
OSWEGO – The Oswego County Child Support Collection Unit, a division of the County Department of Social Services, often receives questions from its customers about who is eligible to receive child support and what the child support program entails.
Watertown Church Holds Christmas Giveaway
Toys, furniture, clothes and plenty in between. It was all part of the 5th Christmas Giveaway Saturday at New Life Christian Church in Watertown. Members of the church donated thousands of items to help people find the perfect presents this holiday season.
Capital project not perfect but needed to ensure future
On Dec. 18th, 2018, a day that will hopefully not live in infamy in the annals of the Oswego City School District, the voters will go to the polls to approve or disapprove a major capital spending project that will affect the quality of our public school system for the next generation.
Flower Memorial Library Turns into Elf Workshop
Making presents and spreading Christmas cheer as Watertown's Flower Memorial Library transforms into an elf Workshop. Sunday kids got the chance to get crafty and make gifts for their loved ones. Each child could pick a project. With help from library staff and their families the gifts were brought
Mortgage company to occupy Lincoln Building second floor space
WATERTOWN — The Lincoln Building will soon welcome a local loan officer into its second floor when he opens his office next year. Chris Andiorio, who works for Movement Mortgage, hopes to open a Watertown branch in the historic building on Public Square in early 2019. Renovations for his 1,000-squar